I sold 'waakye leaves’ to support my family - Joe Mettle

I sold 'waakye leaves’ to support my family - Joe Mettle

- Joe Mettle says he uncounted serious financial challenges growing up as a kid

- The singer says he used to hawk every morning before going to school at age 16

Respected Ghanaian gospel musician, Minister Joe Mettle has disclosed that he was once hawking at tender age to support his mother due to financial challenges he encountered.

According to the top musician he didn’t have any option but to sell local ‘waakye leaves’ at age 16 just to support his family survive on daily bases.

I sold 'Waakye leaves’ to support my family - Joe Mettle

Minister Joe Mettle

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Speaking on Accra-based rainbow radio, Joe Mettle revealed that, life wasn’t easy for him, growing up, and he had to combine hawking of the 'waakye leaves' which was his mother’s major business with schooling.

The singer in his conversation stated that his mother's ‘waakye leaves’ business eventually collapsed due to the influx of plastic bags and take-away packs.

‘’I sell before going to school. When I am in the afternoon shift, I sell in the morning. When I am in the morning shift, I sell after school but due to the nature of the job, I wake up very early in the morning to go and sell,’’ Joe Mettle said in an interview.

Joe Mettle in his conversation insisted that, although it wasn’t an easy task for him at age 16, he understood the situation at the time and sacrificed for his family.

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Joseph Oscar Mettle, better known as Joe Mettle worked as a backing vocalist for some great Ghanaian Gospel musicians including Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Rev. Tom Bright Davies, before coming into the limelight.

The Reigning Vodafone Ghana Music Artiste of the Year was the lead singer for the indigenous multicultural music group, Soul Winners years back.

He has won several awards at Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa).

Joe Mettle is a graduate from the Pentecost University in Accra, where he studied Marketing.

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